Weekends @ OPL!

Looking for free things to do this weekend? Every week, we'll be posting our picks of weekend events at OPL. Don't forget to follow us on social media @oaklibrary for latest updates!

We love weekends here at OPL. Every week, we post up a small selection of events we think you might find useful or enjoy. You can find the full list of events here. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat @oaklibrary!


Friday 1/18:

Learn & Play Camp at West Oakland Library (8-Week Series)image of children playing

Our new Bananas Learn & Play Camp focuses on serving Grandparents, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, Friends, and Neighbors. This 8-week playgroup series will focus on child and adult learning. The first week, children and caregivers will enjoy a traditional playgroup. The next week, we will provide child care to allow caregivers time to come together and learn how adults can support children’s healthy development and school readiness. Each week will alternate from playgroup to caregiver-focused sessions that will include fun hands-on activities.

Each playgroup will focus on a different theme each week: • Child Development • Learning our ABCs • Math and Science Experiments, and much more!

Friday, January 18th, 12pm-1:30pm @ West Oakland Branch

For Caregivers, Grandparents, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, Friends, and Neighbors of children.



Saturday 1/19:

Make Your Own Lotion!image of lotion

Learn how to make lotion out of everyday products! With artists from Oakland-based Rock Paper Scissors CollectiveMake some for yourself or to give as a gift for family or friends! All workshop supplies are provided. 

Saturday, January 19th, 2:30pm @ Asian Branch

For teens ages 12-18.


Ukulele Instruction and Jamimage of ukulele

Ukuleles are AWESOME.  Come learn.  Come jam.  All ages/abilities welcome. -- 12:30-1:30 - An introductory beginners class.  Learn the basics of how to play -- 1:30-2:30 - General instruction (more advanced that beginner instruction) to prepare to jam -- 2:30-3:30 - Rock out with a group -- Guests and observers always welcome. 

Saturday, January 19th, 12:30pm-3:30pm @ Melrose Branch

For everyone who listed learning a new instrument as their new year's resolution.


Learn to Solder with Ace Monster Toyslogo of ace monster toys

Ace Monster Toys returns with another awesome maker workshop!

Learn how to do through hole soldering with the AMT learn to solder Kit.

Saturday, January 19th, 12pm-2pm @ Golden Gate Branch

For makers, tinkerers, crafters... 


West Oakland Walk Community Meeting presented by WOLFmap of west oakland

The West Oakland Library Friends (WOLF) are having a special meeting in January to discuss the West Oakland Walk (W.O.W.). There will be a project presentation as well as a community input session regarding the WOW and it will specifically focus on the area on 18th St. between Market & Mandela Parkway. 

Saturday, January 19th, 1pm-3pm @ West Oakland Branch

For Oakland lovers, and anyone interested in learning about upcoming projects in West Oakland.



Sunday 1/20: 

Help for Renterskeys

Do you rent your home? Do you have questions? The Oakland Tenant's Union is at the Main Library on the first and third Sundays of every month. They can answer questions or provide resources about evictions, landlords, your rights, and more. Please call for an appointment: 510-704-5276. Every first and third Sunday from 3-5 pm, in the Veterans Center in the lobby. Everyone is welcome, although veterans may be given priority when applicable. 

Sunday, January 20th, 3pm-5pm @ Main Library 

For anyone looking for renter's assistance.


For more events, make sure to check out our events calendar.

What are your favorite weekend events @ OPL? Let us know in the comments!


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